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Original 'Dumb & Dumber' duo signed on for sequel

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return in "Dumb and Dumber 2."

Remember that "Dumb & Dumber" prequel back in 2003, "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd"? Yeah, well, now that you remembered it, go ahead and forget about that. It starred Derek Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen instead of Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey and reviews were pretty lousy. (Wrote Peter Travers in Rolling Stone, "(Olsen) looks like Carrey being demonically possessed by Jerry Lewis.")

But you can wipe that one out of your memory banks (try Rekall, I hear they're good at this) now, because a real "Dumb and Dumber" follow-up, a true sequel, is on its way, with Carrey and Daniels returning in the main roles from the 1994 flick.

Peter Farrelly of writing/directing team The Farrelly Brothers told ComingSoon.net that the sequel will start filming in September. He was quick to distance himself from the prequel, saying "We did not do 'Dumb and Dumberer.' That was a studio thing."

He told the site that Daniels and the Farrellys were always on board, but it took a commitment from Jim Carrey to move things forward.

Daniels, of course, is anything but dumb in Aaron Sorkin's next project, "The Newsroom," in which he stars. The trailer for that HBO show made the Internet rounds Monday.

The news follows on the heels of Will Ferrell announcing that he'll make a sequel to his 2004 hit comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

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